Clocking Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon sinuplasty is a revelation for many patients – a fast, easy, effective way to open up the sinuses and promote essential drainage. Ever since I helped to pioneer in-office balloon sinuplasty in Los Angeles, my practice has been flooded with questions about this popular procedure. Although most of the questions are about its effectiveness (high) and its cost (low), we also field a number of questions about the speed of the procedure. How long does it take to perform this minimally invasive surgery in the office?
The folks who supply all the patented equipment for this FDA-approved procedure, Acclarent, have recently completed a study that examines the speed of balloon sinuplasty:
[I]n a study of more than 1,000 patients, the average procedure time in the operating room was 73 minutes. None of the patients required an overnight stay at the hospital.
That’s fast. And I can add that from my experience as a leading provider of Los Angeles balloon sinuplasties, the procedure can even be faster than that. Careful preparation and an expert team of physicians and technicians can expedite the process and guide your sinuplasty toward a swift and successful completion in under an hour. When it’s over, you can go right back to your normal life, free of the crushing pain and sinus pressure you awoke with that morning.
To learn more about in-office balloon sinuplasty as a cure for sinusitis and pressure, please feel free to contact my Los Angeles sinus surgery center today.